Period
to 24 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Java Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 40 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 12 16 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.48% 3.96% 24.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 4.18% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 138
Northern Ireland median daily rate £440 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £393 £414 £405
90th Percentile £508 £488 £460
UK median daily rate £540 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +0.47% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £64.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 449 383 602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.96% 94.80% 96.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 262 494
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.61% +29.92%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £300
90th Percentile £588 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -1.83% +0.20%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.10 £13.81
90th Percentile £21.15 £40.00 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 12 £440 -0.56% 3
Senior Java Developer
UK

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Spring
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) OOD
3 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) Microservices
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Maven
5 3 (25.00%) JSP
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) API Design
5 3 (25.00%) Azure
5 3 (25.00%) AWS
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Spring Integration
5 3 (25.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (25.00%) Gradle
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Gradle
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) SonarQube
3 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (25.00%) JSP
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (16.67%) iBATIS
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) Node.js
4 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (8.33%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (16.67%) Derivative
1 2 (16.67%) Equities
1 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Microservices
1 5 (41.67%) OO
1 5 (41.67%) OOD
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) API Design
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java 8
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO